Two children killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in Um al Baramil village in Raqqa suburbs on January 5

Two children, both aged 13, named as Watheq al Ali al Husseinou and Ibrahim al Mahmoud al Khalaf, were killed on January 5, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in Um al Baramil which is administratively a part of Ein Eisa city in the northern suburbs of Raqqa governorate. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.
SNHR calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, to reveal the sites of planted landmines and to remove them. We have documented hundreds of deaths and injuries resulting from landmine explosions, which will continue to constitute a real threat to people, particularly children, for several years to come.